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NASA MISSION UPDATE
On Earth, we all know that exercise is good for us. But do we know exactly how good?
The situation is similar on the International Space Station. Astronauts and cosmonauts have been working out on orbit for close to 10 years, and researchers believe the exercise is a good countermeasure for the bone and muscle density loss that occurs when humans live for a long time without gravity.
But the exercise equipment on the station doesnâ€™t have the ability to record details about the workouts. Two new workout tools do have that capability. One, the Advanced Resistive Exercise Device, is on orbit already. A second is being delivered on the STS-128 shuttle mission.
The Combined Operational Load Bearing External Resistance Treadmill, or COLBERT, will be the second treadmill on the space station, adding to a complement of six different exercise devices already in orbit that range from stationary bicycles to resistive exercise devices.
NASA MISSION UPDATE
NASA will broadcast a special message from comedian Stephen Colbert on Monday, Aug. 24, as the space shuttle Discovery prepares to deliver the COLBERT treadmill to the International Space Station.
NASA PRESS RELEASE
NASA is serious about its space station crew members exercising in orbit, but that doesnâ€™t mean the agency canâ€™t have a little fun along the way.
Thatâ€™s why a treadmill engineers had called simply T-2 for more than two years is suddenly famous as the Combined Operational Load-Bearing External Resistance Treadmill, or COLBERT. NASA selected the treadmill’s name after comedian and host Stephen Colbert of Comedy Central’s “The Colbert Report” took interest during the Node 3 naming census and urged his followers to post the name “Colbert,” which received the most entries.
WYLE PRESS RELEASE
NASA’s newest piece of astronaut fitness gear headed for the International Space Station, the COLBERT, is perfect for a facility that wants to avoid too many house calls for repairs.
The COLBERT is designed to go up to 150,000 miles without a belt change.
Well, Stephen Colbert apparently won’t get a space station module named after him. But astronauts will be able to walk all over him.